Flying Ant Day

Llew

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Time for the ants to heed the Great Ant God in the sky. Mine have just departed in a frenzy of activity.

I saw the cloud of insects just taking off so I couldn't get a decent shot, just a few stragglers on the step.

I'm itching all over just thinking about them :-ohmy

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Channel Hopper

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None here at the moment, though the nest at the front gate has had the enlarged openings for a fortnight now.

I supose this is the week for them, at least three continuous days of dry weather.
 
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An emergence here in Warwickshire yesterday teatime
 
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Still nothing, though the hangar doors are wide open.

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Llew

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Perhaps this week.

Friday is looking like the best day to travel.

When the Met Office is forecasting scorching 34C heat in your part of London
If yours don't emerge, console yourself by watching Phase IV (Talking Pictures TV 11:00 PM Friday)

 
Llew

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My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Channel Hopper

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I think they may have aleady left. :-doh
 
william-1

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I still have ant lift-off here :eek:
 
Analoguesat

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I saw loads of winged ants scurrying round the pavements over in Kelso this morning :D
 
jeallen01

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Not seen any (potentially!) flying ants here for about a month since I blitzed a nest in an old bag of manure from last year :D
 
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Very interested to read all about this.


Can anyone tell me when Flying Uncle Day is?
 
jeallen01

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"Flying Uncles"? - never "come across" one of those, but then "you never know":D. OTOH, all of my uncles have long since passed, and so I guess I never will never have the pleasure of celebrating "their Day" :-rofl2.
 
Channel Hopper

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If yours don't emerge, console yourself by watching Phase IV (Talking Pictures TV 11:00 PM Friday)


Was is supposed to be BST ?
 
Llew

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Was is supposed to be BST ?
Oh dammit, sorry CH, should have said 10PM BST. I'll see if I can find when it'll be scheduled again. They do repeat films regularly.

Apologies again.

Edit - Next Friday 7th August (definitely 10PM :) )
 
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